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Gill Barker


Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]35 before 35 is my mission to complete 35 physical challenges before my 35th birthday in aid of Leeds MIND and Yorkshire Cancer Research.[/p][p]I want to do something that really pushes my boundaries physically as well mentally. I have definitely neglected my mental health over my physical health recently and I can’t stress enough how important it is to check in with yourself on a regular basis. So in doing this and almost exposing the way my mind works with you all, I hope to inspire and help anyone out there who may be feeling low or lost at the same time.[/p][p]While I’m working my way through these challenges, not only do I want to raise a lot of money, but I also want to show that with a healthy mind and body, you really can achieve anything you put your mind to.[/p][p][b]Leeds Mind [/b][/p][p]I want to increase awareness of mental health struggles and through documenting my challenges, I hope to inspire anyone (especially those who may be going through a difficult time), to try something new in order to gain a new focus. [/p][p][b]Yorkshire Cancer Research[/b][/p][p]I have lived in Yorkshire for 15 years and now see it as my adopted home. I want to fundraise for Yorkshire Cancer Research as everyone is affected by cancer either directly or indirectly.[/p][p]It is so important to have the resources to be able to keep on researching to help improve diagnosis’ and to keep looking into preventative medicine/cancer cures. To put it simply, I want to play my part in the fight to beat cancer sooner.[/p][p]The challenges kick off on Sunday 1 July 2018 and I need to complete the 35th challenge by Saturday 14 March 2020. [/p][p]I will be announcing my 35 challenges on my website:[/p][p][b]35before35.co.uk [/b][/p][p]or follow on Instagram/Twitter and Facebook [b]@35_before_35[/b][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

14 Mar 2020


Apr 25, 2019

Mum and Dad

Brilliant Gill, Leeds fundraising night, Brighton marathon and taming Hadrian's Wall challenges. Very proud of you.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2019


Well done, Gill - you're nearly on the home run! x


Mar 24, 2019


Good Luck & well done so far, Yvonne x

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Mar 15, 2019


Fantastic, very proud of you on the rowing challenge.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019

Peter Woods

I'm beginning ti think you are really are bonkers. When I saw you were rowing the channel my immediate thought was "what? In this weather", then the penny dropped. Anyway, very well done and continued success. PS Does it end next year?

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019


You're my hero Gill! You're amazing! Keep on keeping on!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019


Happy half-way point, Gill! You're doing so well and you're a HUGE inspiration! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019

Marketing Gang at Leeds Trinity University

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GILL!!! We're all so proud of you at this half-way mark, so as well as the pressies we've got you, handily the left over 'change' came to... £35! Who'd have thought it?! Well done from Team Marketing. x

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Mar 14, 2019

Liz Cairns

Happy Birthday Gill and all the best for this great challenge.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid